Certificate Requirements

The Honors Program moves students into a rigorous academic program that is designed not only to help them transfer but also -- and really more importantly -- be successful on the upper-division level and even further on into graduate or professional school.

Course Requirements

Completion of the Honors Program requires at least 15 units of graded coursework under one of the options below.    

  • Option 1: 

    • ENG 1AH : Honors Principles of Composition I
    • At least 8 units of other Honors courses
    • HON 11H, 12H, 13H, or 14H: Honors Culture, Science, Society
  • Option 2: 

    • ENG 1BH : Honors Principles of Composition II
    • At least 9 units of other Honors courses
    • HON 11H, 12H, 13H, or 14H: Honors Culture, Science, Society
  • Option 3:

    • LIB 2H: Honors Advanced Information Competency, Online Searching
    • At least 9 units of other Honors courses
    • HON 11H, 12H, 13H, or 14H: Honors Culture, Science, Society
    • Any Honors English literature class or a second HON class

     

    Co-Curricular Requirements and Grade Standards

    • At the time of completion, each student must have attained the following GPA:
      • At least 3.25 in UC-transferable courses (courses numbered 1-99)
      • At least 3.20 in Honors courses

    Honors courses graded Pass/No-Pass do not count toward completion. With the approval of an Honors Counselor, up to 6 Honors units may be taken at Irvine Valley College or another approved honors program.  HON Culture, Science, Society courses must be taken at Saddleback College.

    • Once per Fall and Spring semester, each student shall complete the following:
      • At least one Honors course until the above curriculum is completed
      • Honors Counseling appointment
      • Check-In appointment with the Honors Chair

    An Honors course or Honors Counseling appointment completed in a Summer semester may take the place of a course or appointment in a subsequent Fall or Spring semester.

    • Always:
      • Adherence to the Saddleback College Student Code of Conduct
      • No report of academic dishonesty

     

    Honors Program Completion Medal